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Functions of the Ministry

  1. Formulate, review and implement viable agricultural policies and legislation;
  2. Develop strategies to ensure production and productivity of food and non-food agricultural products for self-sufficiency and security, economic growth as well as for export;
  3. Provide animal and plant disease and pest control services to the agricultural sector.;
  4. Design strategies and guidelines for the implementation of enterprise or industry specific policy objectives in the agricultural sector;
  5. Provide agricultural engineering, mechanisation and irrigation services to the agricultural sector;
  6. Identify and develop effective markets and marketing systems for agricultural products;
  7. Coordinate and mainstream implementation of regional and International treaties, protocols, agreements and standards into our national laws;
  8. Provide leadership in the advocacy and awareness of agriculture and water;
  9. Provide extension and advisory services;
  10. Facilitate and coordinate capacity development in the areas of agriculture and water sectors;
  11. Participate in the development and implementation of SADC and other regional and international organisations’ water resource, pests and diseases management frameworks;
  12. Manage and administer land and water resources;
  13. Conduct national mapping and cadastral surveys;
  14. Establish and maintain an agricultural information system; and
  15. Generate appropriate technologies, information and knowledge that address crop and livestock production and management needs of farmers.

Agricultural Recovery Plan Key Elements

  • Financial Services Sector Led Commercial Contract Farming Programme.
  • Commodity Value Chain Financing Model.
  • Climate Proofed-Presidential Input Support Scheme.
  • Pre-planting producer price announcement
  • Blitz Soil Conditioning Programme.
  • Diversification of food production and consumption.
  • Creation of Lowveld Maize Belt (Masvingo, Bulawayo Kraal and Kanyemba)
  • Capacitation of Extension Services Delivery.
  • Speeding up irrigation development programmes
  • Speeding up mechanisation programmes.
  • The innovation and modernization of agriculture.

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